NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government has awarded £1.1 million ($1.8 million) to the Roslin Institute's ARK-Genomics Centre for Comparative and Functional Genomics to conduct large-scale genome sequencing-based studies of livestock and other related species.

The funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will support ARK-Genomics' investments in new DNA sequencing technologies and increase its automation capabilities, BBSRC said on Wednesday.

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